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MATH 031 - Intermediate Trades Math

Intermediate Trades Math is intended to give students the necessary arithmetic knowledge and competence to successfully enter vocational training. It is not acceptable as a prerequisite for ABE Math 040 or Advanced Chemistry or Physics.


Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 6)


Total Weeks: 20



Successful completion of MATH 020 Fundamental Mathematics, or Grade 8 Math


Non-Course Prerequisites:



Competent use of calculators


Course Content:
- Whole numbers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, problem-solving)
- Decimals and the metric system (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, solving word problems)
- Common fractions and mixed numbers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, solving word problems)
- Ratio and proportion
- Percent
- Statistics (graphs)
- Algebra (positive and negative numbers, expressions, equations, graphing, solving word problems)

- Geometry and right-triangle relations (perimeter, area, volume, pythagorean rule, trigonometry, solving word problems)


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
- Use metric measurements
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide common fractions and mixed numbers
- Demonstrate ratio and proportion
- Use ratio and proportion to solve percent problems
- Calculate perimeter and area
- Calculate surface area and volume
- Analyze and extract information from bar, line and circle graphs and tables
- Recognize and use positive and negative numbers
- Use basic algebraic expressions and equations
- Use Pythagorean rule and trigonometry to solve problems
- Use a calculator to calculate, solve and check problems

- Solve vocational word problems


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
- a grade of B (75%) is required to progress to Math 041, 042, or 044.
- MATH 031 is not considered a sufficient prerequisite for Math 040 or 043


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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